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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2023
... their mathematical model of the operation of a neuron, what would come to be called a McCulloch-Pitts neuron . 6 This model serves as the foundation for the artificial neural networks used in many artificial intelligence and machine learning projects. More influential for computer vision, however...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
... infrastructure has a dog in that financial race. Amazon knows what it’s doing—like Google, that is, Alphabet, colonizing not just the terrain but the terrain of words. Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, the microlabor apparatus branded as “artificialartificial intelligence, allows would-be employers a shot at what...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 45–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... you learn which images have shrimp in them and which ones don’t. Are you hungry, AI? Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 AI artificial intelligence labor the cloud data metadata We are composing this text on a series of shared Google Docs. We talk together, we dance together...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 5–10.
Published: 01 March 2018
... a nail. 3 Alternatively, if all you are is a network of supercomputers hosting artificial intelligence routines using machine learning algorthims to mine hundreds of millions of NSA phone metadata records and cross-reference them against the seven quadrillion images we have posted on the Internet...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 125–146.
Published: 01 June 2002
... York:Harper Perennial. Roszak, Theodore. 1986 . The cult of information, a neo-Luddite treatise on high tech, artificial intelligence, and the true art of thinking . Berkeley: University of California Press. Smith, Karen Manners. 2000 . New paths to power. In No small courage: A history of women...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2007
... simu- lation, artificial intelligence, and stealth weapons are the supposed keys to victory. In this respect, it replicates the rhetoric of high-tech globalization, which claims to occupy a clean, smooth space in the command-and-control...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 49–64.
Published: 01 June 2002
...., and Charles Murray. 1991 . The bell curve: Intelligence and class structure in American life . New York: Free Press. Katz, Jon. 1997. Geek backtalk, part II: Geek? Nerd? Huh?HotWired, 1 August. hotwired.lycos.com/synapse/katz/97/30/katz4a_text.html . Kelly, Kevin. 1995 . Eno: Gossip is philosophy...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 87–104.
Published: 01 December 2014
... not refer to a “real” face so much as to an ideal model, the “star.”16 Further emphasizing the artificiality of the surface of the face is War- hol’s mode of production itself. As we know, in his silk-­screened paintings, the color...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2019
... crossed the US-Mexico border in 2014. 1 This dramatic spike in numbers retrospectively marked the beginning of the refugee crisis that continues unabated through today’s “zero tolerance” policy under the Trump administration. This crisis makes evident several artificial boundaries: between the United...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 71–101.
Published: 01 March 2011
... comprehending the description of both things and people. Gathering intelligence about foreign peoples was part of the pious and strategic project of natural history. The article concludes by showing how Sloane's accounts of species contributed to an imperial choreography that included substantial descriptions...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 113–133.
Published: 01 June 2008
... arose, it must be recalled, during the most intense period of the Cold War, amid conspiracy theories and fear of state-sponsored brainwashing, to say nothing of absurd experiments in telekinesis and slightly less absurd programs on artificial intelligence — the kinds that were...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 105–125.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., the success with which we confront the challenge of accumulation depends on our ability to manage the clock time of scholarly reading. —John Guillory, “How Scholars Read” The accelerating speed-up over the last few years of automation and the application of artificial intelligence to routine services...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 39–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
... be camp’s mascot if it had one: the plastic pink flamingo originally designed as a lawn ornament in 1957. The object is an agglomeration of oppositions it holds together rather than sublating into something else: it is meant to bring the wild to the manicured lawns of the suburbs but is itself artificial...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 97–113.
Published: 01 June 2002
... to Yoruba spirituality, Jamaican revolutionaries, and Trinidadian carnival into science fiction mainstays such as alternative dimensions and artificial intelligence. In this interview, Hopkinson dis- cusses her truly original form of literary speculation. This interview was conducted via e-mail during...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 134–141.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., to some extent, colonial policy making, it did not even begin to map the actual circuits of consequence in the world of Atlantic slavery. Historians are thus pre- sented with the challenge of charting intelligible patterns in space and time...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 39–66.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the individual human’s survival and well-being to the commodity form, i.e., rendering human labor as a commodity), mass production, automation, and artificial intelligence, simply aren’t up to the tasks of providing care. 8 Part of the trouble with care labor is that it often requires individual attention...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 97–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... — which were thought to indicate relative intelligence.14 What did it mean to determine evolutionary hierarchy, and, subsequently, humanness itself, through an understanding of intelligence levels? To be sure, anthropology was not the only field...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 115–125.
Published: 01 June 2010
... intelligence, the same lucidity.”6 Clearly much had changed by fall 1956. In “Culture and Coloni- zation,” Césaire describes the very idea of assimilation as a “snare” or “booby-trap,” and less than a month later he writes the “scathing” open...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 17–38.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in the West as desperate but nonetheless “resourceful and intelligent Americans who have gone through the hell of the drought.” In contrast to the “peon class” origins of the earlier migrants to the region, the more recent diaspora derived from “the best American stock” and thus could be expected, if aided...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 17–42.
Published: 01 December 2007
... as distinct from citizen because he is man in his sensuous, immediate existence, whereas political man is only abstract, artificial man . . . an allegorical, moral person.”11 It is a distinc- Reality Television 19...